Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park (National Parks)

By Wendy Yanagihara

Mom Nature wasn't messing round whilst she created the Grand Canyon, cutting via Arizona with 277 miels of crimson rock spires, stomach-churning drops and large open areas. no matter if you are an avid hiker, geology nut or sundown seeker, maximize your journey with this top-selling consultant to the USA's such a lot iconic nationwide park.Detailed Itineraries - discover the South and North Rims with 17 nice itineraries, plus Las Vegas, path sixty six, Sedona, Flagstaff and Skywalk!Best climbing Routes - greater than forty hikes for all degrees, together with rim-to-rim, waterfalls and distant overlooks, plus a great deal of topographic mapsFamily pleasant concepts - 'star parties,' mule journeys, ranger courses and dozens of firsthand counsel in our speciak children & Pets chapterAdventure rules - covers rafting at the Colorado River, mountain climbing, cycling, horseback driving, snowboarding, swimming, fishing, helicopter rides, volunteering and mure moreWith seven-hundred hours of in-park study and one hundred thirty miles of trails hiked, our authors provide sound suggestion for viewers

Show description

The Fight in the Clouds: The Extraordinary Combat Experience of P-51 Mustang Pilots During World War II

By James P. Busha

This is as shut as you will get to a global battle II - period P-51 Mustang with no flying one yourself. The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang first begun showing in genuine numbers in 1943, on the climax of the Allied crusade in international battle II. in a position to fly lengthy levels, it used to be the right escort, preserving bombers secure all of the method from Allied bases in Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Pacific to a number of Axis commercial ambitions and armed forces installations and again. The Mustang could move directly to offer pivotal air help on D-Day, and by way of the tip of the struggle, the P-51 will be accountable for approximately half all enemy plane shot down. In The struggle within the Clouds, aviation author and EAA Warbirds of the United States editor James P. Busha narrates a spellbinding selection of stories of P-51 Mustang strive against during the warfare. Drawing on interviews performed with dozens of veteran P-51 pilots, the publication lines the growth of conflict throughout the interesting, chronologically prepared reports of the boys who truly flew the planes into warfare. you are going to come across Mustangs tangling with Soviet-built Yaks, a Mustang ace taking pictures down an Me 262 Stormbird, an epic long-range conflict over the Pacific Ocean, and a rating of different riveting bills underscoring the P-51's versatility and its very important significance to the Allied victory. strengthened via Busha's personal statement and old research, besides a gallery of infrequent black-and-white interval photos, The struggle within the Cloudsoffers a cockpit-seat view of 1 of WWII's so much celebrated airplane and the boys who bravely flew it into harm's way.

Show description

Roadside Geology of Montana (Roadside Geology Series)

By David D. Alt

Montana's geologic heritage incorporates a lengthy succession of disturbances that modified the rocks, then replaced a lot of them back. Unraveling those occasions finds a geologically quiet continent that bought scrambled in a protracted and grinding collision with the Pacific crustal plate. via certain geologic maps and energetic textual content, Roadside Geology of Montana deciphers the complex rock list and uncovers each one layer of huge Sky state.

Show description

Fodor's Caribbean Cruise Ports of Call (Travel Guide)

Fodor’s correspondents spotlight the simplest of the Caribbean's best ports of name, together with Bonaire's coral reefs, Antigua's Nelson's Dockyard, and the simplest outlets in St. Thomas. Our cruise specialists vet each suggestion to make sure you utilize it slow, no matter if it’s your first cruise or your fifth.
MUST-SEE points of interest from San Juan to Aruba
BOUNDLESS actions from hikes to crusing journeys
excellent lodges in each port of embarkation
top eating places to meet a number of tastes
necessary tips about activities and how you can keep in port
INSIDER point of view from neighborhood specialists

Show description

Fatal North

By Bruce Henderson

It all started as President Ulysses S. Grant's bid for overseas glory after the Civil War—America's first try to succeed in the North Pole. It ended with Captain Charles Hall's loss of life lower than suspicious conditions, dissension between sailors, scientists, and explorers, the ship's abandonment and eventual sinking. Then got here a brutal fight for survival by way of thirty-three males, girls and youngsters, stranded at the polar ice—and dramatic rescues through whaling ships. whilst information of the disastrous excursion and accusations of homicide reached Washington D.C., it resulted in a national scandal, an professional research, and a central authority cover-up. The secret of the captain's loss of life remained unsolved for almost a hundred years. but if Charles Hall's frozen grave in northern Greenland was once opened, and hair and fingernail samples have been retrieved, forensic scientists have been eventually capable of succeed in a surprising end. Now, telling the full tale for the 1st time, number 1 big apple instances bestselling writer Bruce Henderson—whose works were praised as "compelling" (Los Angeles occasions ebook overview) and "compulsively readable" (San Francisco Examiner)—has researched unique transcripts of the U.S. military inquests, own papers of Captain corridor, post-mortem and forensic experiences with regards to the century-old crime, the ship's unique log, own journals stored via crewmen, and hero-survivor George Tyson's diary and relatives papers to convey to lifestyles probably the most mysterious tragedies of yank arctic exploration.

Show description

The Rough Guide to Tokyo

By Martin Zatko

The tough consultant to Tokyo is the definitive advisor to Japan's hyperactive capital. With transparent maps of each local and distinctive assurance of urban points of interest, this absolutely up to date guidebook may also help you find the easiest Tokyo has to supply. designated useful suggestion covers nice areas to consume and drink, inspiring lodging, and the main interesting locations to get together.

Dozens of photos in The tough advisor to Tokyo illustrate the city's highlights — from the hovering Tokyo Sky Tree to the interesting new modern paintings advanced 3331 Arts Chiyoda and the reborn architectural treasure Mitsubishi Ichigokan. Plus, the consultant comprises all you want to be aware of for excellent day-trips to, between different locations, the onsens of Hakone, the tranquil temples of Kamakura, and Yokohama's Chinatown. Easy-to-use maps and specialist recommendation make The tough advisor to Tokyo your final traveling better half. utilize your journey with The tough advisor to Tokyo.

Show description

Fodor's Scotland (Travel Guide)

Scotland deals mind-blowing sort: its iconic lochs and mountains, in addition to energetic towns corresponding to Edinburgh and Glasgow, have robust attract. viewers from North the USA elevated 28% in 2014, to over 500,000. St. Andrews is a pilgrimage for golfers; castles dot the rustic; and whisky distilleries are becoming more popular. Scotland's customs and products--from tartans to tweeds--are recognized around the world, yet there is not anything like experiencing them firsthand.

Show description

The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands & Islands

By Helena Smith, James Stewart

The tough advisor to the Scottish Highlands & Islands is the definitive commute consultant to this untamed zone, with exact, trendy maps and attractive images to carry all of it to existence at the web page.

From the abandoned white strands of South Harris to moody Glen Coe, the Scottish Highlands and Islands are the ideal locations to drop off the radar, no matter if you are camping out wild or staying in a boutique hideaway. The Munro summits are as a lot of a problem as ever and the Highlands are full of myriad different possibilities for experience, from world-class sea kayaking and mountain cycling to close empty surf-breaks.

Whether you are touring via automobile, motorbike, or public transportation the great commute suggestion in The tough advisor to Scottish Highlands & Islands may also help you navigate your method round simply and element you towards impressive animals equivalent to puffins and whales. updated and sincere stories of all of the most sensible lodging and home-grown, clean consuming ideas for all budgets will all make sure that you maximize some time during this, the main lovely a part of Scotland.

Make the main of a while with The tough consultant to Scottish Highlands & Islands.

Show description

Discover Australia (Full Color Country Travel Guide)

By Jayne D'Arcy, Charles Rawlings-Way, Brett Atkinson, Regis St. Louis, Peter Dragicevich, Catherine Le Nevez, Virginia Maxwell, Mi

Experience the simplest of Australia

Sydney, the nice Barrier Reef, Uluru (Ayers Rock) – we’ve chosen the main iconic attractions and remarkable locations so that you can benefit from the genuine Australia with the minimal of fuss.

Highlights demonstrate the must-see points of interest and unbeatable experiences
Itineraries make making plans your journey easier than ever
Local experts suggest what to not miss
Pull-Out Map places the streets of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane on your pocket

Our Promise
you could belief our commute info simply because Lonely Planet authors stopover at the locations we write approximately, every variation. We by no means settle for freebies for optimistic assurance so that you can depend upon us to inform it love it is.

Show description

Hong Kong - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs and Etiquette

By Clare Vickers

Tradition clever! presents crucial info on attitudes, ideals and behaviour in several nations, making sure that you just arrive at your vacation spot conscious of simple manners, universal courtesies, and delicate matters. those concise courses let you know what to anticipate, how one can behave, and the way to set up a rapport together with your hosts. This within wisdom will provide help to avoid embarrassing gaffes and blunders, suppose convinced in unusual occasions, and boost belief, friendships, and profitable company relationships.

Culture shrewdpermanent! bargains illuminating insights into the tradition and society of a selected kingdom. it's going to assist you to show your visit-whether on company or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching adventure. Contents include

customs, values, and traditions
historical, non secular, and political background
life at home
leisure, social, and cultural life
eating and drinking
dos, don'ts, and taboos
business practices
communication, spoken and unspoken

"Culture shrewdpermanent has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday occasions Travel

"... the right creation to the unusual, tremendous and downright bizarre quirks and customs of assorted countries." international Travel

"...full of fascinating-as good as common-sense-tips that can assist you steer clear of embarrassing pretend pas." Observer

"...as helpful as they're entertaining." Easyjet Magazine

"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a remote world." manhattan occasions

Show description